Manual Material Handling and Back Safety

This course examines the back and how it works and describes different injuries of the back and how to prevent them.
SKU: P1343EN
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Manual material handling (MMH) involves the moving of material by hand through lifting, lowering, carrying, pushing, pulling, shoveling or any combination of these actions. More than half of back injuries in the workplace are caused by manual material handling.  Learn about the causes and prevention of MMH injuries.

Learning Objectives:

By the end of this course, you will understand the following concepts:

  • The Back and How it Works
  • Musculoskeletal Injuries (MSIs) of the Back
  • Prevention of Back Injuries

Course Outline:

  • Courses Features
  • Introduction
  • Hazards of Manual Material Handling
  • Musculoskeletal Injuries of the Back
  • Prevention of Back Injuries
  • Conclusion
  • Test 

Target Audience:

Workers, Supervisors, Managers, Manufacturing, Construction 


0.5 hours


Accessible, audio, mobile



Products specifications
Course Language English
Length Range 30 Minutes or Less
Length (Hours) 0.50
Course Features Audio
Course Features Accessible
Course Features Mobile
Module Number(s) 12263EN